The Mountain Heritage Center


The Mountain Heritage Center is part of the Yancey County Cultural Resource Commission. The center is located in the School Circle Historical District, across from the Parkway Playhouse.

This District is being developed into a cultural arts center for Yancey County which includes the Parkway Playhouse, Yancey County Board of Education, The Burnsville Gym, "Kids Mountain" Playground and the future home of the Yancey County Library (formerly Burnsville Elementary School).

The Mountain Heritage Center has been renovated into studios for the visual and performing arts. There are 12 studios available for rental at a reasonable rate. Rental includes all utilities plus heating and air conditioning. In addition, tenants have access to wireless internet connections.

We accommodate a professional recording studio, as well as a showcase room for displaying local works of art and crafts of Yancey County. We strive to support local artists, and invest resources to help encourage entrepreneurs to deliver cultural experiences to tourists.

As part of the Historical District, we want to help preserve historically significant structures and sites. We welcome you to visit the Mountain Heritage Center and tour the surrounding facilities.